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Sainsbury supermarket buys HMV’s aNobii stake to enter e-books

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Fresh from buying white label digital entertainment vendor Global Media Vault in October to power its new launch in to online content retailing, the UK supermarket chain J. Sainsbury is now moving in to e-books. It is buying a 64 percent stake, mostly from HMV, in aNobii, a social discovery...
Sainsbury supermarket buys HMV’s aNobii stake to enter e-books
There's Soon to Be a Public Library in Texas With No Books

Why Digital Texts Need A New Library Of Alexandria -- With Physical Books

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Amidst the growing enthusiasm for digital texts -- ebooks and scans of illustrated books -- it's easy to overlook some important drawbacks. First, that you don't really own ebooks, as various unhappy experiences with Amazon's Kindle have brought home. Secondly, that a scan of an illustrated book is only as...
Why Digital Texts Need A New Library Of Alexandria -- With Physical Books

Pay-As-You-Read E-Bookselling Won't Make It Off The Shelves

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Entrepreneurs have often used technology to bring us services we didn't even know we needed. Who would have thought a billion people would be willing to share their lives on Facebook and hundreds of millions more would change the news industry by microblogging on Twitter? But oftentimes entrepreneurs get it...
Pay-As-You-Read E-Bookselling Won't Make It Off The Shelves

Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel

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“They are slow, and we are fast. They have bloat and drag; we are lean and scrappy.” That’s how Jon Feldman, founder of Open Air Publishing, describes his startup’s relationship to traditional publishers. He believes his interactive e-books (available on iPad, and as of today, iPhone and iPod Touch) are...
Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel

Euro book chiefs emphasize the need for e-book VAT to be aligned with physical books

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We’ve previously written about how Amazon’s e-book tax loophole means lower prices in Europe, and how that could be bad for UK competition. Just to recap, Amazon’s decision to establish its European HQ in Luxembourg may prove to be fruitful for the e-commerce giant, as the country announced last year...
Euro book chiefs emphasize the need for e-book VAT to be aligned with physical books
US Department of State chooses Kindle Touch over iPad for English language programs

UK Consumer Ebook Sales Increase by 366%: Publishers Association Calls For Digital Piracy To Be 'Tackled'

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One of the beloved tropes of the copyright industries is that they are being destroyed by online piracy. Superficially, it's a plausible claim, not least because of the false equation of copyright infringement with "theft", and the lingering suggestion that every time something is shared online, a sale is lost....
UK Consumer Ebook Sales Increase by 366%: Publishers Association Calls For Digital Piracy To Be 'Tackled'

Apps Rush: Pete the Cat, National Rail Enquiries, PayPal Here, Lego Harry Potter, Vixely, we7 and more

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What's new on the app stores on Thursday 3 May 2012A bumper selection of 29 new and notable apps for you today:Pete the Cat: School JamHarperCollins takes its popular Pete the Cat series of books to iOS, with this musical adventure. Children follow Pete as he looks for his guitar...
Apps Rush: Pete the Cat, National Rail Enquiries, PayPal Here, Lego Harry Potter, Vixely, we7 and more

Hassle-Free Photo Books in One Couch Sitting

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Though digital photos give us the instant gratification we crave, they’re all-too fleeting, quickly forgotten after they’re posted or left buried on phones, memory cards and desktop programs. For this reason, physical photo books are big crowd pleasers. But they can take days or weeks to finish. I speak...
Hassle-Free Photo Books in One Couch Sitting

Something Is Rotten In The State Of E-Book Publishing

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The publishing industry has a problem. The old guard haven't innovated. And neither their business models nor their products embrace the digital books revolution. Take the ongoing and complicated spat between Apple and the Justice Department over the agency pricing model and alleged collusion which ended up with consumers being forced to...
Something Is Rotten In The State Of E-Book Publishing

Amazon Should AutoRip All The Books You've Bought To Your Kindle (AMZN)

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Amazon recently announced a new  feature called AutoRip that provides CD buyers with free digital copies of those tracks. As the name suggests, it just offers as a convenience what CD owners can do to copy songs from a physical disc to their computers and MP3 players already. What if Amazon...
Amazon Should AutoRip All The Books You've Bought To Your Kindle (AMZN)

Barnes & Noble's Nook e-readers getting NFC, says CEO

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Now that all of that Microsoft-related news is out in the open, Barnes & Noble's CEO William Lynch is ready to talk about the future. Fortune sat down with him to discuss the deal and what's next for the Nook. The answer to the latter is, at least in...
Barnes & Noble's Nook e-readers getting NFC, says CEO

Printed book sales' decline slowed in 2012

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Physical book sales fell £74m last year, but contraction of the market slowed despite the recession and rise of ebooksPrint book sales fell by almost £74m last year, reaching a nine-year low - but the decline is less than it was in 2011, and experts believe physical books still "hold...
Printed book sales' decline slowed in 2012

Apps Are Barnes & Noble's Fastest-Growing Content Area

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Seeking to advance the narrative that the Nook Tablet is a true multimedia tablet and not just a big expensive e-reader, Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) CEO William Lynch said in an investor call today that apps are the company’s fastest-growing content area, and “within apps it’s entertainment, movies,...
Apps Are Barnes & Noble's Fastest-Growing Content Area

Here's Why The Printed Book Will Probably Never Die

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With the rise of e-readers like Amazon's Kindle and other tablets that make it easy to carry a lot of books around, many say that e-books will eventually kill printed books altogether.  But as Nicholas Carr of The Wall Street Journal writes, it's looking like traditional books are going to...
Here's Why The Printed Book Will Probably Never Die

Amazon Might Start Selling Used E-Books (AMZN)

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Amazon was awarded a patent for a system to sell previously owned digital objects like e-books and audio downloads, reports Publisher's Weekly. Amazon already has a long-standing secondhand market for physical books, so despite the weird concept of "owning" someone's used ones and zeroes, this is actually quite possible with...
Amazon Might Start Selling Used E-Books (AMZN)
Analyst: Hardbacks’ dimes-for-dollars gap is three years big

Amazon falls short of expected revenues in Q1 2013 with $16.07B, but sees 22% increase in sales YoY

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Amazon announced its first quarter financial performance and it has $16.07 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $0.18 . It’s sales were up 22 percent from last year. Wall Street analysts had expected the online retail company to bring in $16.2 billion in revenue this quarter with $0.08...
Amazon falls short of expected revenues in Q1 2013 with $16.07B, but sees 22% increase in sales YoY
Amazon shares up 11% in after-hours trading as "multi-billion-dollar" ebooks category growing at 70% annually

Waterstones deal with Amazon puts Kindle and ebooks instore

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Waterstones will sell Kindle ereaders on sale for the first time and offer free wifi, so customers can buy a book or download it instoreWaterstones has announced a surprise tie-up with Amazon that will enable shoppers to pluck ebooks as well as physical books from its shelves.The companies did not...
Waterstones deal with Amazon puts Kindle and ebooks instore

Amazon and the network effect: Why would ISVs go elsewhere?

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A common question surrounds AWS and the Yankees: Are they evil empires, the best places to be, or both? I recently did at a bit of remodeling at home and as part of the process got rid of about half of my book collection. I only kept those that I...
Amazon and the network effect: Why would ISVs go elsewhere?

Livrada Bridges the Gap Between Physical Books and the Digital World

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There appear to be three sides to the ebook market. There are people who have wholeheartedly embraced the digitalization of our books and who don’t touch paper books for weeks at a time. Then, there are people who don’t want to read books digitally, and who are just fine...
Livrada Bridges the Gap Between Physical Books and the Digital World

Amazon: Video Game Revenue Down, Physical Book Sales Up

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Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak offered more details this afternoon during an analyst earnings call about the company’s disappointing fourth quarter When it comes to physical media, Szkutak said the biggest hit to revenue came in the area of video game sales, which includes both console and game sales (but not games...
Amazon: Video Game Revenue Down, Physical Book Sales Up

File-Sharers More Likely to Pay for Movies, Books, Games and Concerts

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Earlier this week research from the Columbia University affiliated American Assembly found that U.S. file-sharers buy 30% more music than their non-sharing music owning peers. Two days later the Dutch Institution for Information Law and CentERdata have published a related report which goes even further. The survey finds that more...
File-Sharers More Likely to Pay for Movies, Books, Games and Concerts

E-books constituted 8% of UK book sales’ value in 2011, says trade organisation

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The Publishers Association (PA), the UK trade organisation serving book, journal, audio and electronic publishers, has today published its annual Statistics Yearbook for 2011, revealing that consumer e-book sales grew by more than three times (366%) last year, hitting £92m. Moreover, as Bookseller reports, sales across all digital formats accounted...
E-books constituted 8% of UK book sales’ value in 2011, says trade organisation

Here's A Taste Of What Publishers Will Do If First Sale Rights For Foreign Goods Disappear

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As Techdirt reported a few months back, the Supreme Court Justices seem rightly concerned about the "parade of horribles" -- things that would happen if the decision in the Wiley v. Kirtsaeng copyright case over whether or not you have the right to resell a foreign-made product you bought were...
Here's A Taste Of What Publishers Will Do If First Sale Rights For Foreign Goods Disappear

Amazon talks up growth for digital media and physical books

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Even with the launch of the Kindle Fire, Amazon affirms that it is still seeing solid numbers for physical book sales while video games is a mixed bag....
Amazon talks up growth for digital media and physical books
Ebook price hike causes friction between publisher and libraries

Pay us for library ebook loans, say authors

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Many writers rely on income from library loans, says the Society of Authors, in calling for digital books to be included in PLR schemeAuthors are calling on the government to remunerate them when their ebooks are lent from libraries, calling it "patently unjust" that digital titles are currently borrowed with...
Pay us for library ebook loans, say authors
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